Monthly Archives: March 2012

Barred Owl Nest Failure

I birded Bond Park this gray day. As I walked past the location where the East Side owls have been nesting, I noticed that the female was not in the nest cavity. There was an owl perched in the pine … Continue reading

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Wise Old Bird

The Wise Owl The wise old owl Sat in an oak. The more he saw, The less he spoke. The less he spoke, The more he heard. Why can’t we be like That wise old bird?

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She sits, she waits…

Do you remember the last time you felt tied down, unable to leave home for a vacation? Maybe you just purchased a puppy and needed to stay at home and care for it. That’s nothing. Consider the female Barred Owl … Continue reading

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The Adam Function

“The LORD God formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living … Continue reading

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The Mighty Tongue

Unlike other woodpeckers, Northern Flickers spend a lot of time on the ground. They use their long, sticky, barbed tongues to lap up mainly ants and beetles, extracting them from deep tunnels underground with their long bills. The flicker’s tongue … Continue reading

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Orange and Bald, a Cardinal Oddity

Northern Cardinals are supposed to be bright red all over and have a tufted head, right? The cardinal that appeared at my feeders today apparently had neither: I have read about some birds molting head feathers all at once and … Continue reading

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